Do you have a few spare hours to donate to your community?
To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering we would like to present stories from our own OCSV members as examples of the satisfaction that being a volunteer in your community can bring. The second is from Sherwood, also a long time volunteer with the group.
To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering we would like to present stories from our own OCSV members as examples of the satisfaction that being a volunteer in your community can bring. The first is from John, a long time volunteer with the group.
Eight Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by the OCSV during the month of March, 2017. Of 12,322 vehicles checked, 804 or 6.5% were travelling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 92 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. 36 drivers were observed talking on hand held cellular phones.
1) April 6, report of a stolen bike from the 1500 block of Pacific Crescent sometime over the previous evening. The bike is described as a 26” Northrock Trekking adult bike.
On Saturday, May 13th, 10 AM to 2 PM, Oceanside Community Safety, Oceanside RCMP, Save-on-Foods and BEST Shredding are hosting a Confidential Paper Shredding Event. This is being held at Wembley Centre, 826 Island Highway West, Parksville. Open to residents and businesses. For a donation of $10 per bankers box, your documents will be professionally and confidentially shredded on site.
I watched a woman run a stop sign the other day while I was out for a walk. I knew that this was a route that she traveled often and she should be familiar with stopping there. I could see that she was checking around her as she approached the T intersection so I'm going to assume that she was in a hurry and made the conscious decision to slow down instead of stop.
One job that should be on your spring chore list is to borrow an electric engraver from your local Community Safety Office, so you can mark your possessions in case of theft. The engravers are easy to use and are available for loan, free of charge, at both Community Safety Offices listed at left.
1) March 24, Oceanside RCMP responded to a theft of a significant amount of fuel. Sometime during the 2 days prior someone had attended Ohiat Road, Qualicum Beach and stolen 600-800 litres of diesel fuel from logging equipment. Locks were cut off 2 machines in order for the thieves to gain access to the fuel.
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers work in a non-profit organization that offers various, beneficial programs to residents of all ages - free of charge. We contribute to a safe, happy community, which is both rewarding and fun. Community Safety Volunteers focus on Crime Prevention strategies and the dissemination of information.